Examination Dates and Locations

NOTE: seating for online exams may be limited. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. 

(Remember that you always have the option to take the exam at home or at work via a remote proctor)

The list of exam sites below is current and updated regularly:

FEBRUARY 12, 2019 - Keizer, OR - 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM
Cherry Avenue Training Center - 3414 Cherry Ave., NE Suite 150
Lori Watt 503-945-6237 lori.c.watt@dhsoha.state.or.us

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 - Rochester, NY - 5:00 PM
2-1-1/Life Line - 546 S. Clinton Ave.
Miranda DeBruyne 585-642-6386 mdebruyne@goodwillfingerlakes.org

MARCH 5, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA - 10:00 am
Allegheny County/DHS/Area Agency on Aging - 2100 Wharton St, 2nd Floor
Ethel Novogradac 412-350-4052 ethel.novogradac@alleghenycounty.us

MARCH 22, 2019 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - 9:30 am
Children's Services Counsel - 6600 W. Commercial Blvd.
Suzette Newcomer 561-533-1078 suzette.newcomer@211pbtc.org

APRIL 10, 2019 - Abilene, TX - 2:00 PM - Any individual registering for the training can test at no additional charge.  Those solely seeking out testing will have an additional charge made payable to TAIRS of $25 due before testing.
2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help - 240 Cypress St.
Christina Ledesma 806-373-0867 christina@unitedwayama.org

MAY 13, 2019 - East Syracuse, NY - 12:30 PM
Contact Community Services - 6311 Court Street Road
Katherine White 315-251-1400 x147 kwhite@contactsyracuse.org

MAY 14, 2019 - Keizer, OR - 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM
Cherry Avenue Training Center - 3414 Cherry Ave., NE Suite 150
Lori Watt 503-945-6237 lori.c.watt@dhsoha.state.or.us

AUGUST 14, 2019 - Keizer, OR - 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM
Cherry Avenue Training Center - 3414 Cherry Ave., NE Suite 150
Lori Watt 503-945-6237 lori.c.watt@dhsoha.state.or.us

Applications to take an exam are due in the AIRS office 30 days prior to a test.

Please be aware that registration for your local Affiliate Conference or the AIRS Conference does NOT constitute registration for the AIRS Certification exam. If you are interested in taking a test, all certification exam applications, supporting documentation and appropriate exam fees must be mailed to the AIRS National Office in Fairfax, VA, and must arrive 30 days prior to the exam. DO NOT send your application for Certification with your conference registration. If an application and payment are mailed to an address other than the AIRS National Office in Fairfax, Virginia, the application will not be processed and the applicant will be unable to sit the exam.

The contacts listed for each site can provide information such as directions to the test site, whether training or a study session will be available before the exam, and if there are additional charges from the hosting organization to cover their room costs. Canadian applicants must apply to InformCanada. These exams are not "held" by AIRS but by the hosting organization in accordance with AIRS specifications.

Additional Option - "Proctor U" Testingfor your choice of location - at home or at work! Providing you have a webcam and a high-speed Internet connection, the AIRS Certification exam can be taken either at home or at work. AIRS is partnering with a commercial service called ProctorU that provides online one-on-one proctoring via webcam. Essentially, you log on to the system and connect with a staff member at ProctorU who will check your photo ID, ensure that your computer has no other programs running, that your work area is clear and that during the exam, you remain in your chair and attentive only to the exam. There is a $25 charge for this service that is paid directly to ProctorU via credit card. AIRS does not receive any revenue from this service. However, this is a viable option particularly for someone wanting a re-test or facing a long journey to another testing site.

IMPORTANT: If the ProctorU option is your preference, you need to indicate that choice in the appropriate area of your Certification Application form!. Once your exam application has been approved, you will receive an email with step by step instructions on how to set your appointment with ProctorU and pay the $25 fee to them as well. DO NOT contact ProctorU until you have received an email from AIRS letting you know your exam application has been approved.

NOTE that from March 16th 2015, the CIRS-A exam is no longer available and all candidates seeking this specialized credential must take the CRS-Aging/Disabilties (CRS-A/D) exam. 

If you have additional questions, or require assistance, contact the AIRS Headquarters at 703-218-AIRS (2477) ext 2 or certification@airs.org.


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